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Attorney Cindra M. Dowd

Cindra Dowd

With nearly 30 years of legal experience, Cindra Dowd focuses her professional practice on sexual harassment in the workplace. She has also successfully recovered settlements on behalf of employees in cases involving whistleblower protection, healthcare fraud, racial discrimination, illegal unpaid overtime practices, and FMLA violations. Cindra is a committed advocate for the rights of employees everywhere.

Employment law is just the beginning. Cindra also helps people during some of the most challenging times of their lives. Whether assisting car accident victims to recoup damages following a head-on collision, seniors who have been taken advantage of in nursing homes, or families suffering from lead poisoning or a birth injury, she works tirelessly for her clients. Cindra understands the importance of getting into the trenches with clients and fighting for what they deserve.

Education

  • B.A. (Psychology) Duke University (1987).
  • J.D. (Law) The Dickinson School of Law (1991)

More About Cindra Dowd

Ms. Dowd is a member of the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section, the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association (former) where she served as its President from 2001-2002, the Boyd-Graves Conference and formerly she was a member of the James Kent American Inn of Court. Cindra Dowd has been a frequent author and lecturer on various commercial and other litigation practice areas. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Dowd served as a law clerk for The Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Her publications and lectures include:

  • Author: “Bankruptcy and Debt Collection”, How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 1993; Civil Litigation, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar, 1994 and 1995;
  • Contributing Author: “Liens and Credit Issues,” Advanced Real Estate Law in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996; Real Estate Closings and Transactions, Virginia C.L.E. Bridge-The-Gap Seminar, 1997;
  • Author: “Damages, Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Virginia”, 1997; Author: “Technology in the Discovery Process” and “Organizing Document Production from Discovery Efforts,” Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in Virginia, National Business Institute, Inc., 2001;
  • Author: “Bankruptcy Issues Related to Mortgage Foreclosures,” Virginia Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues, National Business Institute, Inc., 2002.
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